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ACTIVE STUDY: First Foods Study: Differential effect of the first complementary food types on the infant gastrointestinal microbiome-A Pilot Study

Approval Status: Approved
Number: 62
Submission Date September 18, 2022
Is this study IRB-Approved? Yes
Date of NEXT IRB Review: 08/16/2023
Full Study Name: First Foods Study: Differential effect of the first complementary food types on the infant gastrointestinal microbiome-A Pilot Study
Short Study Name: First Foods Study (an Infant Feeding Study)
College / Affiliation College of Health Sciences
Relevant Research Categories
Location of Study: University of Delaware STAR Campus, 540 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713
Description of Study:

Infants at least 5 months old fed an exclusively human milk-fed diet who are ready to begin solid foods are needed for a study to determine the effect of first foods on the infant’s natural gut bacteria (gut microbiota). The study involves two 45-minute visits to the Energy Balance and Nutrition Lab at the University of Delaware’s STAR Tower as well as feeding your infant an intervention food (baby food puree), completing diet records, and collecting infant stool samples. Participants will be compensated up to $285 for their time and effort.

Will participants be compensated for participation?
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria:

1. Infant was born vaginally
2. Infant was born full term
3. Infant has no significant gastrointestinal medical issues/diagnoses
4. Infant is at least 5 months old, but not older than 8 months old
5. Infant consumes an exclusively human milk liquid diet only
6. Infant has not yet begun consuming solid foods
7. Infant is developmentally ready to begin consuming solid foods
8. Infant has not had antibiotics within the past month
9. Infant’s nursing mother has not had antibiotics within the past month
10. Parent/legal guardian is at least 18 years old

“How to Apply” Description:

To see if you qualify for this study please email or call Lynn Ferro at ferrol@udel.edu or (302) 722-5125

How to Apply Link:
How to Apply Email: ferrol@udel.edu
Contact Name: Lynn
Contact Last Trabulsi
Contact Email: ferrol@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 722-5125
PI Name: Jillian
PI Last Trabulsi
PI Email: trabulsi@udel.edu